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Case and Review

Red Ear Syndrome: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Eismann R.a · Gaul C.b, c · Wohlrab J.a · Marsch W.C.a · Fiedler E.a

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Departments of aDermatology and Venereology and bNeurology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle; cDepartment of Neurology, Headache Centre, University Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case and Review

Received: December 03, 2010
Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published online: October 05, 2011
Issue release date: December 2011

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DRM

Abstract

Red ear syndrome (RES) is characterized by the attack-like occurrence of erythema, edema and dysesthesia of one or less frequently both ears. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman with stabbing pain and marked erythema and discrete edema of one ear, existing for 4 months, occasionally accompanied by burning and local hyperhidrosis. Differential diagnoses such as perichondritis, contact dermatitis, erysipelas and other infections were ruled out. Based on her history, the clinical pattern and the unremarkable further diagnostics, we diagnosed RES. A review of the literature is included.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case and Review

Received: December 03, 2010
Accepted: July 19, 2011
Published online: October 05, 2011
Issue release date: December 2011

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 1
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1018-8665 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9832 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DRM


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